National News Archives for 2016-11

US airlines expect Thanksgiving travel to rise 2.5 percent

 

 

(AP) - The nation's leading airlines are confident they can handle higher Thanksgiving travel this year partly because more people have signed up for quick-screening programs that are designed to keep airport security lines moving.

 

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An airline trade group said Wednesday that about 27.3 million people will fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period that starts Nov. 18 and ends the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

 

That's up 2.5 percent from last year.

 

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NTSB investigators probe 2-bus crash scene

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal investigators have arrived in Baltimore to probe a crash involving a school bus and a commuter bus that killed six people and injured 10.

 

 

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said investigators with the highway team have begun examining the vehicles involved and documenting the scene.

 

Police say a school bus rear-ended a car, struck a roadside pillar and then veered into the oncoming Maryland Transit Administration bus, destroying much of the driver's side.

 

Officials say the school bus driver and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No children were on the school bus at the time.

 

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Judge to rule by week's end on ballot selfies in New York

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge says he'll rule by the end of the week on a challenge to a state law banning people from showing their marked election ballot to others.

 

 

Judge P. Kevin Castel heard arguments Tuesday as a lawyer for three voters insisted his clients should be allowed to distribute ballot selfies on social media. A city lawyer, Stephen Kitzinger, called it a fad and argued against it.

 

Arguing for the voters, Leo Glickman said social media is a fact of life rather than a fad.

 

Kitzinger said the request to declare bans on distributing pictures of completed ballots unconstitutional came too late for this election. He says over 35,000 polling place workers and 2,500 police officers already have been trained.

 

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